Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center’s Cancer Institute is proud to bring exceptional, quality oncology services to our Volusia, Flagler and Central Florida communities. Comprehensive cancer care means we provide all services for a cancer treatment plan, all under one roof. Gone are the days of searching for specialists, doctors or advisors in different locations. Now, all of the resources a patient needs—physical, mental and spiritual—are available in one location close to home.
Our team of physicians, nurses and patient navigators dedicate themselves to providing and delivering compassionate treatment with the latest and most advanced technology. With our Christian mission of hope, health and healing, we recognize and respond to the unique needs of each patient and their caregivers who enter our doors.
To see our outcomes or learn more about our cancer care services, please visit our 2013 Annual Outcomes Report.
Introduction to the Cancer Institute
We offer many services including:
- Surgical Consultation
- Chemotherapy Treatment
- Radiation Treatments
- Cancer Rehabilitation
- Nutrition Therapy
Providing our patients with the latest, most technologically advanced cancer treatment is our first priority. Our Cancer Institute is always on the leading edge, seeking out new, innovative ways to treat our patients. Partnering experienced, ambitious physicians with today’s cutting edge technology allows us to fight cancer in an effective, targeted way.
The Novalis Tx™ Radiosurgery platform offers patients fast, accurate, non-invasive treatment for cancer and other conditions of the brain and body. The platform incorporates advanced imaging, treatment planning and treatment delivery technologies that enable doctors to quickly carry out radiosurgery treatment with exceptional precision.
Frequently heralded as a breakthrough in cancer treatment, Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy, or HIPEC provides a “one-two punch” to slow or prevent the recurrence of certain types of cancers. Immediately after the removal of malignant abdominal tumors, a heated chemotherapy solution circulates through a patient’s abdomen to penetrate tissue and destroy microscopic cancerous cells that may lurk behind, while leaving healthy cells intact.
Cancer Care Navigators
During your journey toward wellness, your plan of care may include numerous doctor appointments and treatments over a period of time. While the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and learning to live with the disease may have you feeling confused and overwhelmed, there will be someone there for you. The Cancer Institute offers you a guide to lead you along your pathway of care.
Providing a link between you, your doctor and others who will be involved in your care, your cancer care navigator will be sure that you have the education, support and resources you need to make informed choices. The Cancer Care Navigator role is to advocate for quality of care by:
- Informing you and your family of all resources and services available at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center’s Cancer Institute
- Assisting with rapid coordination and scheduling of all appointments
- Acting as a liaison between you and your medical team
- Providing ongoing education and disease information
- Assisting with second opinions
- Providing access to clinical trials
- Providing follow up and ongoing support to you and your family
Cancer Resource Library
The Resource Library located inside our Cancer Institute offers an extensive collection of books, brochures, articles and DVDs about cancer. An interactive education system is also available through the use of touch-screen computers. Our up-to-date information is provided by the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute. The library is free to use for all community members, including cancer patients and their families. Individuals may also call to request that information be mailed to them.
The Resource Library is open from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. Visitors can request to talk with a nurse or social worker. Appointments are encouraged. Call (386) 231-4029 for more information.